Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Thank You for a Wonderful Christmas Eve!

Hi everyone! I had so much fun today in San Francisco with my mom. It was a very fun Christmas Eve full of ballet, food, and shopping! I've never walked around SF away from the shopping mall so the sketchy parts were pretty scary. I've always lived in a suburban bubble which isn't necessarily a good thing but I felt like my life was in danger a couple of times today.. but anyways! Here are some snapshots of my journey! 

The Nutcracker was amazing! I was captivated by how the dancers were able to capture such a story with the beauty of motion. I also had way too much fun with the google photos effect hehe as you can probably tell also later on. 

Union Square put up a beautiful tree and I enjoyed seeing it all lit up! 

Hehe here is the snow effect again :) this is the tree that was on display at the opera house where the ballet was performed. 

Lastly, here is one holiday card I made for my grandma :) 
I just want to thank everyone who worked today, whether it be the waiters/waitresses in the restaurant, the ushers in the opera house, the ballet dancers, the bus drivers, etc. I had a great Christmas Eve with my mom and it wouldn't have been possible without these people giving up their time. I hope everyone has a very merry Christmas! 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

It's Beginning to Feel like Christmas SIKE

Christmas wishlist! It can't hurt to wish ;) 

 Hi guys! I'm on my winter break now and I'm catching up on all my movie favorites. On Friday, I had a half day so I went out to lunch with my friends :) One of my friends came back from Caltech and sighs, it really sounds like her love life is so romantic. It sounded like something straight out of the chick flicks I mean to catch up on. She had her first kiss while watching the stars on the roof. C'mon... 

Even if it's the holiday season, it really doesn't feel like it. I'm really excited to go watch the Nutcracker at the War Memorial Opera House! It's a wonderful Christmas present :) My past Christmases haven't been all that memorable. This year I forgot to even do a tree since I've been so busy with school and college apps. I totally forgot about Christmas... 

I rewatched Elf and Dirty Dancing and I absolutely recommend both! Elf is a classic holiday favorite and it's heartwarming :) I haven't seen Dirty Dancing for the longest time but I rekindled my love for it yesterday. Baby is such a strong female character. Yes, she's still in to Johnny but she's not afraid to fight for what she wants. She doesn't want anyone to tell her what she can and cannot do. Baby works really hard to prove that she's not a child and that she can be a great dancer. I miss the strong female characters that stir admiration. 

I'm almost done with college apps and can't wait to celebrate Christmas. Expect some short fiction pieces! Have a great 22nd! 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Diamond in the Rough

Being rejected sucks. It's hard to have anyone, even a superrrr prestigious university, tell you that you aren't good enough for their standards. But to all of you guys who are finding out this week, hold your head up high. Yeah, it hurts, but everything happens for a reason. There are so many other opportunities and colleges out there! Life seriously doesn't end here and you are still a beautiful, intelligent, kind human being!

If you did get in, congratulations!!! You're all done with senior yearrrrr :D I'm so jealous...heheh
I don't have the energy for a full post but I hope everyone is feeling okay :)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Hello December: Cats, Goldman Sachs, and Holiday Cheer

A stalkerish shot of the
neighborhood cat! 
Hello everyone! Thanksgiving break is over and Christmas is rolling in. I've been listening to Christmas music for about a month now. . . and well the songs are becoming ingrained in my head. Today is the 3rd day of December and Thanksgiving has past so it's officially acceptable to be in the Christmas mood. I can't really believe that November is over. . . I've gotten that feeling that time is slipping away from me and there's only so much time before embracing a new world.

There is this neighborhood cat in the area and I've talked about it a couple times. I think we're friends now and it spent Saturday following me around as I studied Spanish outdoors. The nice weather is gone now and I'm left with the ravaging cold. . . I don't know how I'm going to do in the East Coast but I'm willing to give it a try :)

I realize I didn't give you guys a state of the union for November so today, to make up for it, is a 2 in one deal! I don't know when I'm going to post next so click below to read about my holiday wish list, and a full on economic rant. We're covering the dark side of banking in Comp. Gov. class and it makes me so angry. I'm wearing my leggings and totally ready for a rant.